Brand Introduction: Ledaig
Hebridean island of Mull
Nestled in the town of Tobermory in Scotland's island of Mull is the one and only distillery– Tobermory distillery. The distillery is owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, which is a subsidiary of Distell Group Limited of South Africa.
As per its namesake, the distillery's main product is the Tobermory single malt; however, this article will cover the other single malt produced by the distillery– the Ledaig single malt!
Tobermory distillery wasn't always named as such, in fact the distillery was first founded as Ledaig distillery way back in 1798 by John Sinclair. Ledaig distillery will run till 1837 before it ceased production.
The distillery changed hands over the course of the next century until it was purchased and reopened by Burn Stewart Distillers in 1991 and reopened as the Tobermory distillery we know today.
Pronounced as "Led-chaig"
One of the most mispronounced brands in the whisky world, Ledaig has built itself quite a reputation.
Initially, the Ledaig series contains a mix of peated and unpeated expressions however, over the last couple of years the Ledaig single malts have settled on being purely peated malts.
The Ledaig series from the Tobermory distillery contains only two permanent expressions, the 10 year old and the 18 year old. Both are non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46.3% abv.
This modern incarnation of the Ledaig expression is sure to satisfy peat lovers with its heavy peat and complexity!